Who’s Who in Miami Lakes: Gloria M. Garcia

Community By Megan Jacobo, Reporter Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Gloria M. Garcia, 47, is an attorney in Miami Lakes who practices workers compensation law.

She lives in town with her husband and three children.

Garcia is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, where she says she advocates for laws that benefit cancer patients.

Q: Where are you from and what is your background?

A: I was born in Cuba and moved to the United States when I was five. My parents moved to Miami Lakes in 1988 and I’ve been here ever since. I attended law school at St. Thomas University and graduated in 1998.

Q: What do you like most about Miami Lakes?

A: The family atmosphere. I’ve had my kids attend the best schools in town and they also have so many activities that are family friendly.

Q: What do you dislike about the town?

A: No town is perfect, but I think we can have more fine dining options or event spaces that would attract more business meetings.

Q: What are the demands/responsibilities of your current position and what do you hope to accomplish?

A: I now have my own practice in Miami Lakes and the biggest challenge is juggling that family life versus business life, but I’ve found a way to balance both.

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment, personal or career?

A: My biggest accomplishment in my personal life is having my family. I love the young generation and everything they are doing.

In my career, I’ve been fortunate to have been named [one of the] Women of Distinction in Miami Lakes for two years. I was one of the founding members of the Miami Lakes Bar. Also recently as a volunteer, I was named the first Hispanic Lead Ambassador for the American

Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

I began volunteering after my sister Maria Garcia passed away from breast cancer in 2009.

Q: What is your fantasy career?

A: I would probably be an author. I think there’s so much knowledge to share, I would love to share others’ stories.

Q: What books are you reading, are there any podcasts that you’re listening to?

A: I’m reading “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by Roger Fisher and William Ury.

Q: What have you binge-watched on TV?

A: I was recently hooked on “Click Bait” on Netflix.

Q: Where did you last travel to on a vacation?

A: Naples, Florida with the family. It’s our yearly tradition. It’s a wonderful time to spend with my entire family.

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